Temple is gotten from the Latin word “templum” which means a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and offering of sacrifices. The word is generally used for buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion.
Temples in Pattaya are buildings where Buddha followers worship him and the temples are addressed with all sacredness and purity, no exposure of body parts when you are going there, no immorality or any action that is against the belief.
Wat Yansangwaram is a large temple that is right outside Pattaya. It is a modern architecture that is very different from most Thai temples. It was constructed in 1976 in honour of the supreme patriarch Somdet Phra Yansangwaram, who was the head of the Thai monastic order.
The large gardens and lake give the place a more tranquil and peaceful atmosphere which is suitable for relaxation. The place contains many priceless Buddhist remnants which is said to belong to Buddha and his disciples, there is also a replica of Buddha’s footprint.
Wat Yansangwaram is one of the few places that allows free entry for tourists in Pattaya. Going in a group would make it much easier to find your way around, as all signs and information are written in Thai and this will make it difficult to understand if you go alone. Endeavor to explore the in and out of the temple’s building and garden and of course don’t forget to go with your camera. Though it is not an ideal place for children, there is provision for a small children playground and you can also buy them fish food so they can feed the fishes in the lake.